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HCR: Waterloo for Democrats or Republicans?

Orange Punch blogger Brian Calle called out Loretta Sanchez’s vote for healthcare reform as a vote against her district’s best interest.  I completely disagree.  Loretta represents blue collar and working class communities in Santa Ana and Anaheim, the very people healthcare reform will benefit most. “Loretta’s vote in favor of Obamacare is out of touch…

Ted Olson in Newsweek: The Conservative Case FOR Gay Marriage

Former solicitor general under President George W. Bush, Ted Olson is the principal lawyer for those seeking to overturn Prop 8 in the highly publicized trial taking place in San Francisco. He pens a thoughtful piece in this week’s edition of Newsweek making the conservative case for gay marriage.  It is all about, in a word…

NY Times: GOP “Stalinists” Invade Upstate NY for NY23 Congressional Race; Right wing leaning Watertown Times Endorses Democrat Owens

As I noted in a post Friday, I used to live in NY23, a sprawling district in Upstate NY that’s been Republican since the 19th century; but while Republican, the area is hardly conservative.  Its’ very moderate and often difficult to tell Democrats and Republicans apart.  These are good people; salt of the earth types…

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Friends and Enemies

Not long along, Michelle Steele, a conservative Board of Equalization member, attended a fundraiser for Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang.  Steele and Kang have known each other for years and there’s a healthy degree of mutual respect and friendship between the two.  That’s a good thing and a healthy thing. But this appearance launched much teeth…

The Hard Right Turn in Newport Beach This Weekend

The Western CPAC conference is happening this weekend at the Radisson Inn in Newport Beach, and I sure as hell hope all those conservative candidates for office bring their birth certificates with them.  This weekend will be a celebration of a political movement convinced their only way to regain power is to oppose everything President…